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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

The city of Bridgeport is located in Jackson County<1>.

The location of Bridgeport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Bridgeport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bridgeporter<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bridgeport has a population of 2,285 people<4> (see below for details).

Bridgeport was established in 1852.

The city of Bridgeport was previously named Jonesville.

The community of Bridgeport is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bridgeport lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Bridgeport (for example, toward Cole City (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Bridgeport: (256) and (938)<6>

The ZIP code for Bridgeport: 35740<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 2,285 people. This is a decrease of 5.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 2,418 people. This makes Bridgeport the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bridgeport represents 0.05% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,418 people, the population of Bridgeport decreased 11.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,728 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bridgeport.

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 65 communities that are also named Bridgeport - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bridgeport.

Communities near Bridgeport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bridgeport.

  • Thompsonville [Walker County]
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    • Thompsonville [Walker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the east of Bridgeport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsonville
  • Jasper [Marion County]
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    • Jasper [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the northeast of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,412 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<9>
  • South Pittsburg [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Pittsburg
    • South Pittsburg [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the north of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,009 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Pittsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Pittsburg<9>
  • Trenton [Dade County]
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    • Trenton [Dade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,153 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stevenson [Jackson County]
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      • Stevenson [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson<9>
    • Morganville [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
      • Morganville [Dade County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the east of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganville
    • Kimball [Marion County]
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      • Kimball [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the north of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,453 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<9>
    • Durham [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Walker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the east of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • New Hope [Marion County]
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      • New Hope [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<8> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Saint Marys [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
      • Saint Marys [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the northwest of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2014: 785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bridgeport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bridgeport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bridgeport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bridgeport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgeport. See our Newspapers Page for Bridgeport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bridgeport ...

Looking for more information about Bridgeport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bridgeport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bridgeport.

Adding Bridgeport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bridgeport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bridgeport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bridgeport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bridgeport on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bridgeport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bridgeport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bridgeport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridgeport.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgeport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bridgeport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bridgeport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bridgeport) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bridgeport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BridgeportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9504, Longitude: -85.7224       In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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